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A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: ADP, IRM and Telecommunications
IMTEC-85-9: Published: Apr 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1985.
A bibliography is presented which includes information on GAO documents which relate to automatic data processing (ADP), information resources management (IRM), and telecommunications. The bibliography included documents released by GAO during 1984 and earlier documents which were judged appropriate for inclusion. The material covered in this bibliography represents the total ADP, IRM, and telecom...
Information Value/Computer Matching of Data
088041: Mar 27, 1985
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Eligibility Verification and Privacy in Federal Benefit Programs: A Delicate Balance
HRD-85-22: Published: Mar 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1985.
GAO identified 13 issues which it believes Congress, the executive branch, and state and local governments should consider in order to improve internal controls, efficiency, and the protection of privacy in federal benefits programs.GAO found that, to make accurate decisions relating to verification techniques, legislators should determine: (1) whether uniform verification procedures are possible;...
Regional Information Sharing Systems
GGD-85-17: Published: Nov 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a review of three Department of Justice regional information sharing systems projects which provide a central information exchange and other services to member state and local law enforcement agencies to determine: (1) whether audit recommendations for financial management improvements have been made; and (2) the extent to which the projects pr...
A List of Selected GAO Publications Containing Checklists or Guidance on Computer Software Topics
125250: Sep 20, 1984
A list was presented of GAO publications which contain guidance on computer software topics...
SSA Data Communications Contracts With Paradyne Corporation Demonstrate the Need for Improved Management Controls
IMTEC-84-15: Published: Jul 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) two contracts with the Paradyne Corporation for improving the SSA data communications network.The SSA terminal replacement contract with Paradyne was the largest in SSA history. The first contract, valued at about $115 million, required Paradyne to install leased terminals in SSA offices nationwide for...
Observations on a General Services Administration Report on the National Archives and Records Service
GGD-84-95: Published: Jul 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a General Services Administration (GSA) report concerning managerial and programmatic problems existing at the National Archives and Records Service (NARS). The review evaluated major issues cited by the report which caused significant disagreement between the two agencies.GAO commented on GSA criticism of NARS operations in its report which concer...
[Better Guidance Would Improve ADP Evaluations in Support of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982]
125080: Jun 21, 1984
GAO reviewed the first-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA). GAO found that internal controls in automated data processing (ADP) systems have not been given adequate attention or coverage in FMFIA evaluations. GAO identified deficiencies in the following areas: (1) major ADP functions are sometimes ignored in the evaluation process, or large portions...
Crime, Abuse, and the Computer: The Problem and the Federal Experience
124849: Jan 1, 1984
The federal government, with over 16,000 major computer systems, is greatly affected by computer crime. This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 3, Summer 1984, addresses the need for increased computer crime awareness through: (1) exploring the concept of computer crime; (2) discussing major problems GAO has found in federal information system security; (3) discussing possib...
Air Force Global Weather Central Initiates Positive Action To Assess Adequacy of Software Inventory
IMTEC-84-4: Published: Oct 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1983.
GAO reviewed the response to its recommendations in a previous report that the Air Force be required to assess the technical, economic, and operational value of application software over its remaining life cycle before upgrading its general-purpose computers.The substance of the earlier report was that a bias in the cost-benefit studies for procuring new computers for the Air Force Global Weather...